CUNY York College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
CUNY York College has characteristics of both an ordinary academic institution and a unique one. The college has a decently looking paved campus with benches, trees, and a moderately appealing atmosphere. The campus is located next to a busy intersection and an overpass. The scents of a nearby food kart, the sounds of trains, and the clamor of students attending the high school next to the campus, all drift across the airspace of York College on a daily basis. At night, the main building is illuminated by dozens of lights that shine through its many large windows. The entrances of each of the buildings are usually monitored by campus security. The financial aid office, public safety department, registrar, bursar, and other departments are helpful a fair amount of the time. Very often, a large number of various events occur on campus during the semester. Some of these events include job fairs, workshops, blood drives, theatrical plays, cultural events, networking events, and seminars on a broad range of topics. The faculty is generally both very knowledgeable in their specialized fields, and considerate of the many hardships that students deal with outside of their academic careers. The cafeteria has a wide selection of foods, and the prices are just about fair. The library has many dell computers, macs, laptops, and quiet areas that are conducive to studying. Not only is it open nearly 24/7 during final exam week, but it provides several printers, scanners, and staplers for student use. The computer labs in the classroom building provide even more computers for students to use in case all of the ones in the library are in use. The gym and weight room are of decent quality and are available for students to use during certain hours of the day. The swimming pool is very large and has excellent water quality. The instructors and lifeguards did a great job when they taught me how to swim in it during a class that I took in 2015. There are many clubs and sports teams that the college has to offer. I particularly took an interest in the videogame club since I was a freshman. It offered a wide array of games across multiple consoles, it is open almost every day, and the supervisor as well as the fellow gamers are very friendly. It was a great club for relieving the stress of my academic career, and for meeting new people through a common hobby. All factors considered, CUNY York College is somewhere between an average and an excellent institution.
CUNY York College has been foundational in my career success enabling me to be employed as a medical scribe at CITYMD further paving my path to graduate school. Lifelong teachers and support from each faculty member, CUNY York has given me the tools as both an academic student and an individual to continously learn and help shape my future. There psychology curriculum has allowed me to continously adapt ideas and knowledge ive gained and apply it to the real world today.
When I was at York College/CUNY, there was no Journalism Program. If you took writing, you had to take journalism. I wish that they had a play writing or screenwriting program; or even a creative writing program where you could write children's books. I knew that I wanted to be a writer; but journalism was not my choice. Although, I did learn how to write properly. This has helped me greatly.
CUNY York College is a school that is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens. York College is perfect for a student who enjoys an environment that always has something going on. It is cheap and affordable and you can work and go to school at the same time.
I met some of my best friends and other half in college. It is definitely the place to create lasting relationships. The classes and courses were also fun and useful. My one complaint would have to be the whole administrative process and financial aid troubles. You also have to actively know what classes you need to take otherwise you run the risk of picking the wrong ones and wasting time and money.
York is a great school and the Student Life is awesome! They just need to work on making the Financial Aid and all those administration hiccups a little better.